July Book Club Event
July 25 @ 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Book Club July Event
July 25th @ 6:30 pm – 7:30 pm
Join us for a discussion of Catherine Ryan Hyde’s “Have you Seen Luis Velez?”. I found a book that I think will be perfect for our July Book Club event. After two intense book choices in a row (Parrot’s Perch and Educated) I wanted our July book to be fiction and a lighter read. This book, Have You Seen Luis Velez?, was just released and is getting really high reviews. It looks to be a very heart warming story – so perfect for a summer, pool-side read 🙂 See synopsis below.
The book is currently in stock at Anticus at a cover price of $14.95, and as always, our Book Club book is offered at 20% discount, so your cost is $11.96. Call the Gallery to reserve your copy.
And the date for our July meeting is Thursday evening July 25th, at our usual time 6:30-7:30pm. In addition, all books in the gallery will be offered at 15% discount all day on the 25th.
Synopsis: Have You Seen Luis Velez? by Catherine Ryan Hyde
Raymond Jaffe feels like he doesn’t belong. Not with his mother’s new family. Not as a weekend guest with his father and his father’s wife. Not at school, where he’s an outcast. After his best friend moves away, Raymond has only two real connections: to the feral cat he’s tamed and to a blind ninety-two-year-old woman in his building who’s introduced herself with a curious question: Have you seen Luis Velez?
Mildred Gutermann, a German Jew who narrowly escaped the Holocaust, has been alone since her caretaker disappeared. She turns to Raymond for help, and as he tries to track Luis down, a deep and unexpected friendship blossoms between the two.
Despondent at the loss of Luis, Mildred isolates herself further from a neighborhood devolving into bigotry and fear. Determined not to let her give up, Raymond helps her see that for every terrible act the world delivers, there is a mirror image of deep kindness, and Mildred helps Raymond see that there’s hope if you have someone to hold on to.